Mr Michael Dworkin

Mr Michael Dworkin

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


"The Spire Wellesley Hospital has excellent facilities with caring and professional staff."

Specialises in

  • Haemorrhoids removal
  • Hernia surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bowel surgery, colostomy and ileostomy

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I qualified in medicine in 1986 at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. After completing basic surgical training I obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1990. This was followed by two years in full-time research into the treatment of bowel cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and led to a Master of Surgery degree in 1995.

After that I spent a period in higher surgical training in which I developed my interests in bowel and laparoscopic surgery. During this time I worked at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Kingston Hospital and St Mark's Hospital as well as spending periods abroad studying surgery at the Mayo Clinic in the USA and in Australia.

I was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at Southend Hospital NHS Trust in 1998 and at the same time started my private practice at the Spire Wellesley Hospital.

My specialist areas of interest are bowel surgery and laparoscopic surgery, including hernia repair. I specialise in the investigation of bowel problems by endoscopy. My experience in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery has led to me being recognised as a National Trainer for Consultant Surgeons in laparoscopic surgery.

I organise and run laparoscopic courses at Anglia Ruskin University and the ICENI Centre in Colchester, as well as having been invited to teach and speak at national and overseas meetings.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GPs letter of referral.

Below is feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital:

'I have visited my consultant on several occasions and every time, he has shown care and consideration towards me. He knew that I was worried about my condition and suggested that I have the procedure, just to make sure I was ok and my mind could be put at ease. I have recommended him on many occasions' 

'Friendly, informative and reassuring' 

'The consultant seemed very knowledgeable and explained my procedure fully' 



General Medical Council Number: 3178498

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Dworkin at Spire include:

General surgery


Other treatments

  • Abdominal pain investigations
  • Bowel physiology and dysfunction and problems regarding abscess/fistula/piles, laparoscopic surgery
  • Bowel disorder tests.

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Additional information

Bowel cancer
Bowel disease
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Motility disorder

Special clinical interests: Investigation and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Surgery of the colon, rectum and anus. Abdominal pain investigation. Anal problems; piles/haemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, anal pain, pilonidal sinus/ abscess. Surgery for bowel cancer, diverticular disease, crohn's disease, colitis, pouch surgery. Endoscopy; indigestion, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, altered bowels, bleeding bowels, diarrhoea, constipation. Gastrointestinal surgery. Hernia repair surgery; open and keyhole hernia repairs; inguinal, groin, umbilical, hiatus hernia. In growing toenail surgery. Laparoscopic surgery; hernia, gallbladder, gall stones, bowel surgery. Pancreatic and biliary surgery. Skin lesions; abscesses, cysts, moles, lumps.

MBBS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Mentor of Surgery

MS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Higher Research Degree in Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Association of Coloproctology

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

Professional leadership

Lead Clinician for General Surgery and Senior Colorectal Surgeon
Member of Spire Wellesley MAC

Consultant Surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

I have three children and live in the Southend area.

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.